Howdy, folks! So, I picked up the term "show building" a few years ago as I got up to speed in the world of online Disneyland fandom. The structures they represent have become a rather large obsession of mine, since I think there's something insanely cool about looking at a plain green wall and knowing there's a huge battle going on between a pirate ship and a Caribbean fort on the other side. Hence my big modeling project and blah blah blah. Anyways, I was wondering if anyone knows where this term actually came from. It gets used relatively frequently in the fan communities, but finding a definition of it or a definitive description has been difficult, to say the least. Heck, there wasn't even a Wikipedia article on show buildings until I wrote one.
So yeah...anyone know how this term entered the lingo of theme park fanatics such as I?